Everyone has a certain way they learn best.
The famous American author Brian Herbert said, “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”
I think it’s a good idea to rearrange these truths in a more fitting way that applies to our lives:
1. Do we have the capacity to learn? If you live here in America, the space for learning is indeed available (a wonderful gift). Nothing is holding us back.
2. Do we have the willingness to learn? After you have the capacity, it’s time to look in your heart and ask, “Do I really want to learn?” That’s a choice.
3. Do we have the ability to learn? Believe it or not, learning is a skill that can be improved.
The Biggest Obstacle
When it comes to learning the Bible, a believer’s biggest obstacle is Number 2: Having the willingness to learn.
You see, the hardest part of any task in life is just sitting down to do the work. I’ve seen Christians who say they want to learn the Bible, learn of the faith, or learn a topic from the Bible, but they’ve never sat down to do the work.
When I was younger, I hated reading. We had something called “Accelerated Reader” courses in grade school, and whoever read the most books in a semester got a pizza party.
Well, I read one…
To be honest, I don’t always enjoy reading the Bible, either.
Who wants to go to work all day and then come home and read?!
It wasn’t until I got a little older, read the whole Bible, and started reading all kinds of books that I discovered a sincere passion for reading.
I really had to discipline myself to read. The main reason I wanted to start reading was because I was tired of feeling dumb and not knowing what I believed.
So, I set myself an attainable goal of reading 20 pages of a book daily. I don’t always meet that goal, but the most important thing is that I now love to read! I created the willingness…
I believe that you subscribed to New Covenant Way because you share a similar desire that I have - to learn the Bible so you can grow closer to the Lord.
Congratulations, you’ve made it past the biggest obstacle!
But there’s still work to do; now we must tackle Number 3: Obtaining the ability to learn.
“You mean I have to “learn” how to learn?”
The first ingredient you need to learn spiritual things is the Holy Spirit.
The second ingredient is an attitude of yielding to the Holy Spirit.
Once you’re open and surrendered to the Holy Spirit, He’ll begin to teach you wonderful things.
But there’s also a way to make this learning process from the Holy Spirit much easier…
What if you could know what type of way you learn best and then apply this method to your Bible time and grow in your faith?
What if you could figure this out in a few minutes for free?
Personally, I learn best through reading/writing. That means I’m comfortable with reading content and writing about it.
But you might be a visual learner - maybe you need charts and graphs?
It’s a short survey, and you’ll get immediate results, so take it now! Let me know what you got for your results!
See you next time,
Jamey, author of How to Understand the Bible in 30 Days